Thursday, April 19, 2007

Frugal Friday...Wait till it is free



My Frugal Friday post is similar to Crystal's at Biblical Womanhood.

For approximately 9 years I have wanted to have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Every time my husband says "Why don't you go buy one" (Which has happened about three times, because only about three times have we had the extra money to even think about it in the past nine years), I have gone to the store, looked again at the price, and thought "I just can't do it. That is a lotta dough to spend for mixing dough."
Well yesterday my husband came home from work carrying a white KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I was shocked. It turns out that a woman who lives where he works wanted to get rid of it because it was too heavy for her to use. She said he could have it, so he brought it home to me, in perfect condition. God is good. Some people don't think He is in the details such as these, but I know He is. I know in times of trouble and pain He answers even greater desires of our hearts, but I think He worthy to be praised for the small ones too. Nine years is definitely worth the wait to see Him provide a gift like that.

So my frugal tip is, if you can wait, you might end up getting it free! For more tips you don't have to wait for, go to Biblical Womanhood.

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is awesome!

My post was similar too, but my new sofa wasn't free. I linked right after you, what fun!

Lisa said...

Praise God! I just love answers to prayers like that. :o)

Robin said...

It's great when patience pays off.

Rebecca said...

Praise the Lord!

Stephanie said...

That is a great story! Patience is a virtue!

Cammie said...

You are so right. I often wonder what blessing I missed out on when I hastily buy something I didn't really need! Thanks for the exhortation.: )

homeschoolingmommaof4 said...

What a wonderful blessing! Praise God for answering prayers.

Mommy said...

That is sooo neat! It pays to be patient;sometimes ;-) Enjoy it!

Michelle said...

What a great testimony. That has happened to me several times as well, but I don't think I've waited as long as you. How wonderful

Mom2fur said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing to happen! I just love my Kitchenaid. I use it several times a week and have some of the attachments, too. (That's what I ask for at gift time. I'm more into kitchen toys than jewelry, LOL!)It will really make your kitchen work easier. One thing I learned, though, was to keep it on the counter so I don't have to lug it out every time I use it. Yes, it's heavy. But it's a true work horse.
Use yours in good health!

stacy said...

Kitchen toys are great. I personally think they are much more practical than jewelry too. :)